These are a true staple at our house now with Baby R. These are so great for teething and I have been freezing blackberries to put inside these little feeders for a sweet treat to soothe her gums. Read on for a trip down memory lane...
Solid foods and teething are now in full swing with my 6 month old daughter. Now that I am in the thick of this stage again I am remembering the things that made this stage a little easier. One of my favorite tools of the trade is the Designs 2-U Baby Safe Feeder.
This handy little gadget is a safe way to give your little munchkin fruit pieces. You simply put a piece of fruit in the removable net and screw on the handle. Presto...your baby can hold onto the feeder like a rattle and gum pieces of banana, mango, grape or whatever else his/her palate craves. I am also a big fan of putting frozen fruit (particularly grapes) in the feeders as a teething aid. The cold fruit soothes those poor little gums while providing a nice little frozen treat.
The feeder is made of a heavy duty plastic and can take the beatings of a baby playing drop the feeder onto the tile over and over again. The feeder and the mesh nets can be washed in the dishwasher. Now a bit about cleaning....the nets can get a little "oogie" particularly after bananas. Immediately after using I rinse them and give them a little soak before putting them in the top rack of the dishwasher....this usually works but sometimes they need a little extra scrubbing. I suggest buying a set of the replacement bags to have on hand as well.
These baby feeders are a MUST have in this house. They give babies a tool in which to feed themselves while also helping out with those tough days of teething. Stock up!